Though Christians have the promise of eternal life with Christ, as the hour of death approaches, there are still the standard human emotions that must be dealt with such as: denial, anger, bargaining and depression before individuals can come to acceptance.
Happiness being fleeting, eternal joy is the prize we seek and our hope for tomorrow should never be diminished by the pains of today. Christians are to let heaven be their focus for where one is looking is where they are going. By God we are loved, purchased and destined to a greater existence. Sheep respond to the voice of only their shepherd and because they have faith and trust in their shepherd they are made safe and secure.
Remember the glory we receive in heaven is too great to even be compared to what we are experiencing here on earth. This book is designed to state and restate the promises the Scriptures provide to us about our death. The more we read, and reread the more fixed in our minds the promises will be. The more certain of these promises the more peace we shall have at the time of our death. Many read this book over and over.
James P. Elslager: is a retired Mechanical Engineer born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1945. Jim began attending church with his mother at age 10. Presently Jim’s wife Judy and he attend First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute. Jim has been a Sunday School teacher for about fifty years and has served in churches as a youth director, elder, deacon, preacher and sometimes a peacemaker.
Over the years we have noticed, even strong Christians, waver a bit when death is approaching. We’ve not experienced death before and we know it will take some adjustment, but fear can be diminished or laid to rest by putting your hand in the hand of the man. It is our hope and prayer that this book is helpful to you by recalling and recalling God’s promises to us. May God bless you and guide you as you read, prayer will help.